Any low sodium recipes?

Laura - posted on 02/25/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have been looking through recipes pretty much all day today. I am surprised at how much sodium everyone cooks with! Canned soup has so much sodium in it - even the "low sodium" varieties. Some of the recipes I have read today use multiple cans of creamed soup! Then on top of that, many people add cheese (high in sodium) and chips or Ritz-type crackers as a base!



I know we're all used to eating a lot of salt in our diets, but are there recipes out there that have substitutions?



Heart disease is a very big problem and diets high in sodium have clear links to heart disease and high blood pressure.



In our household, one way we cut sodium is by buying canned veggies that are "no salt added." That way, we can salt to taste. That cuts tremendous amounts of sodium. Also, whenever we cook chicken or beef, we add no salt while cooking. Instead, we season with pepper and cayenne, garlic and onion - seasonings with flavor! If we can't omit salt, we use sea salt, which is lower in sodium.



If anyone has any lower sodium recipes to share, please, please do!



I am a foodie, but I am getting bored with my same ol' stuff. However, I can't make recipes with Cheez Whiz (is that spelled right) or Velveeta or chips as a topping!



Thanks!

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Laura - posted on 02/25/2009

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I also use that low sodium broth. I haven't used Mrs. Dash in a long time, but it is because I have so many other spices. That cauliflower recipe is a good idea. Thanks.

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Cauliflower Popcorn



Toss cauliflower florets in olive oil and Mrs. Dash.  Spread on cookie sheet and bake at 450 degree C for about 45 minutes.  Toss in between so it evenly roasts.



 



If I have to use broth in my recipes, I use low sodium chicken broth.  I also use a lot of Mrs. Dash instead of salt.



 



When baking fish, I add turmeric, garlic powder, oregano, pepper and very very little salt. 

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